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XOX
XOX rated it 2 years ago
I have watched the Youtube video, but reading it is even better. As it slow down the conversation enough to rethink some of the good points made. All religions are bullshit. No doubt about that. But is it dangerous? The conversation go from how to criticize religion and came to the conclusion tha...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 years ago
(Original Review, 1992-10-25)I feel uncoupled.Who knows for certain: their inner experience of sights, smells, emotions, and the rest?And this is why I often find the discussion frustrating; from my reading of his work, Dennett has never denied the experience of being conscious. What he is saying is...
Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it 4 years ago
There is intelligent design. It's just not what the creationist think it is. Nature gives us competencies without comprehension. Comprehension means full understanding. Dennett gives the example of how the computer can do arithmetic without understanding as explained by Turing. His holy trinity...
Jon (of the Dead)
Jon (of the Dead) rated it 6 years ago
This book was not what I was expecting. I guess I was thinking that I was in for a grand overview on just what happiness is and the nature of the human existence in chasing it. And while parts were like that, many others were just Russell's opinions on how to "solve" the happiness problem. There w...
Luis
Luis rated it 6 years ago
Here, Dennett offers a highly cogent defense of compatibalism - the notion that determinism and free will are not in conflict. Dennett defends a "free will worth wanting" - that is, one that apportions moral responsibility to us as thinking, feeling and conscious agents, but that doesn't rely on any...
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